Stories for Kids


I'm a firm believer in stories, especially from books. If you have a baby, toddler or little kids, please be sure to read to them or tell them stories every single day--it is one of the greatest gifts you can give a developing mind. As numerous studies have shown, how often you read to your kids while they are young "has a direct causal effect on their schooling outcomes regardless of their family background and home environment". 1

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I grew up reading greedily: I would spend all my free time reading and hiding from my little brothers. My twin sister and parents would know where to find me on warm days--I would nestle in the biggest crook of one of our apple trees and dangle my feet down amongst the leaves as I read, only coming down to swap out books or grab a snack. At night I would read under the covers with a flashlight until one of my parents firmly took it from me. In fact, I may have